Company: Wood
Skills: Instrument & Controls Engineer
Experience: 25 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: Richmond, Virginia, United States

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently seeking an expression of interest for an Automation Engineer - Life Sciences to support projects in the Pharmaceutical and Biotech market. This is a highly visible role, and the opportunity to build on Wood's global experience to expand a new part of the business. For the right candidate, this position can be seated out of any city in the US, but ideally located in Richmond VA, Raleigh NC, or Greenville SC

Initial assignment will be full time on-site in Richmond VA for 6 to 9 months

Wood Systems Integration is the largest vendor-independent system integrator in the world with proven stability for more than 25 years. We pride ourselves on solving real-world problems for our clients by providing full engineering, consulting, procurement, and construction services to our customers across the globe. Our automation team works on hands-on projects that span the full spectrum - from small integration projects to Main Automation Contractor programs for large, multi-EPC projects.

The successful candidate will play a key role on Automation teams in front of both internal and external customers. Join us and be part of an agile working team that can support office, client site and home based assignments.

The job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Participate in automation project teams for all phases of automation projects, conceptual / Basis of Design through detailed design, configuration, implementation, startup and validation support, IQ/OQ/PQ.
  • Ensure Wood's quality assurance standards are met for assigned project scope
  • participate in non-Pharma / Biotech Automation project teams on occasion
  • Travel expected to customer locations for project implementation

Skills / Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Chemical, Electrical, or Mechanical Engineering or related discipline
  • 5+ years of industry experience in automation design and implementation projects in pharmaceutical/biotech industries
  • Experience with all phases of Automation projects including; conceptual, basis of design, implementation, systems testing, start-up and commissioning of automation systems in the pharmaceutical and biotech industries
  • Experience in control systems integration with an operating company, systems vendor or engineering services provider for pharmaceutical and/or biotech industry projects
  • Significant experience with Rockwell control systems: Studio 5000, FactoryTalk Historian, FactoryTalk AssetCentre, FactoryTalk Directory is required
  • Experience with other control systems such as Emerson DeltaV, Siemens PCS7, Inductive Ignition, Werum MES is beneficial.
  • Working knowledge of relevant regulatory requirements of the pharmaceutical industry (e.g., cGMP's, cGLP's, ICH, etc).
  • Working Knowledge of Validation requirements & procedures of the pharmaceutical industry
  • Working knowledge with design of MES, CQV, and Serialization systems
  • Working knowledge of P&IDs and instrumentation/control equipment
  • Working knowledge of the principles of relational databases, application interfaces, and Human Machine Interface design and implementation
  • Expert written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be US citizen or authorized to work lawfully in the US, without sponsorship from Wood

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering, helping to unlock solutions to critical challenges in energy and materials markets. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in 60 countries, employing around 35,000 people.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people. At Wood our common purpose is to ‘unlock solutions to the world’s most critical challenges.’ Through the delivery of our Consulting, Project and Operations solutions across energy and the built environment we deliver exceptional returns for our clients, our people, our investors and the communities where we live and work. Visit us at and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.